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State’s New Budget Gives Slight Increase For Public Education

Republican legislative leaders in Texas are calling for modest increases in spending for public schools and the overall budget for 2014-15.

01/14/2013

A teacher assists a student in her third-grade class. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

A License To Teach? North Texas Teacher Association Supports It

There is a new push to require teachers to carry a professional license as well as a certification.

CBS 11–12/04/2012

Students in pre-kindergartner class enjoy reading a book. (credit: Wendy Carlson/Getty Images)

Educators Call For Reversal Of School Budget Cuts

Advocates for social services are calling on Texas lawmakers to reverse budget cuts made during the last legislative session as the state shows signs of an early recovery from the recession.

CBSDFW.COM–08/06/2012

These students were among the thousands at the Texas State Capitol on March 12, 2011 to protest budget cuts being made to public schools. (credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT/KTXA)

Texas Education Funding Returning To Spotlight

School districts are now tackling their budgets for next year, and debate over public funding for public schools will likely escalate later this month.

03/08/2012

DISD

Teachers Union Claims Teacher & Parent Bullying By DISD

The press conference centered on the DISD and the topic was bullying, but it had nothing to do with the problems facing youngsters. The event aired claims of bullying and intimidation of school employees and parents by board trustees.

01/31/2012

A student in math class. (credit: Getty Images/Christopher Furlong)

Survey: Budget Cuts Negatively Affecting Texas Students

A new survey reveals education budget cuts are significantly affecting Texas students – negatively.

01/27/2012

A teacher takes questions from his class. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

DISD Debating Merging Schools To Save Money

The Dallas ISD is looking into shutting down 11 schools and consolidating them with others as a way to cut into a $30 million budget shortfall.

11/17/2011